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Great Lakes University of Kisumu

The Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK) is a private university based in Kisumu.

It is an off-shoot of the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development in Africa, a non-profit community-based training, research and development trust. The university was established by a Letter of Interim Authority issued by the Commission for Higher Education (CHE) in 2006.

The university has been involved in improving the performance of district health systems in Kenya through health policy reform. It implements various community and institution-based health and development programmes that contribute to poverty alleviation and combating ill health.

The university’s programmes are available full-time and part-time and it serves students from countries such as Rwanda, Kigali, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somali, Eritrea, Swaziland, Malawi, Jamaica, The Netherlands, USA and Canada.

It also collaborates with Cheng’ Kung University of Taiwan, Stellenbosch University of South Africa, University of Amsterdam, University of Ottawa, L’Université Libre Des Pays Grands Lacs (ULPGL) in Goma (DRC), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Emory University.

Subject Strengths
The university has three major faculties: the Tropical Institute of Community Health; Faculty of Health Sciences; and Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The university awards bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in Nursing, Community Health, Agribusiness, Arts and Science and other related disciplines.

The GLUK library started as a small library of the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) in Africa in 1998 at the Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu.

The library has grown from a seating capacity of 30 users to the current seating capacity of 150 users and can accommodate more than 15,000 volumes of books, journals and other reading materials.

Currently the library has a stock of more than 12,000 books, 524 titles of journals, lecture notes, CD ROMs, audio and video tapes. The library is connected to other resource centers and databases through the Internet.
It has inter-library loan arrangements with libraries in other institutions of higher learning, research institutions and public library systems.

The library is a member of the Kenya Library and Information Services Consortium (KLISC), which consists of universities, both public and private, research institutions, tertiary colleges and non-governmental organizations. Through KLISC the library has access to more than 20,000 journal titles.

The university’s main campus is located in Kibos, off Tom Mboya Drive in Kisumu. The town campus is in Milimani. The university also has a campus in Nairobi.

Contact details

For more information, contact:

Great Lakes University of Kisumu
P.O. Box 2224 - 40100 Kisumu, Kenya
Tel: +254 57 202 3972, 202 4871, Cell +254 722 683 813
Fax: +254 57 202 4577
E-mail: info@gluk.ac.ke
Website: www.gluk.ac.ke